Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy 5th Birthday Cody!!!

My precious boy is 5 today. I have mentioned for a while now but wanted to do a special dedication to him. I was young when I had him (for my standards) I was 24 just shy of 25 and still felt so young. I had no idea what to do with a baby, although I did do a lot of babysitting and helping with my niece. Since I could remember I have always wanted to be a wife and mother. I couldn't wait to get pregnant the second I was married, seriously. Having my own family was the only thing that mattered to me.
Then the time came to bring my precious son into the world. I was so scared and had no idea what I was doing. I don't remember most of it because I was so nervous and tired (the doctors decided I needed some sleep after being admitted and gave me a sleeping pill). The only thing it proved to help me with was lose most of my memory of the event.
We had a few complications, he didn't want to come out and his heart rate was dropping. The doctor was concerned and did a few things to make sure my son was born quickly after that. It turns out he must have been a very, very active baby because from what I was told, the cord was wrapped all around him, his neck, arm, etc. I remember my parents getting nervous (yep, both of them ended up being there for the event, that was fine with me though. It made it very special). My brother was born with the cord around his neck and almost didn't make it so when my son had the same issue they grew very nervous. Luckily, the doctor was great and there were no other complications.
My son and I returned home 2 days after his birth. I remember walking into my house with my new son and after taking a few pictures to remember the occasion I remember thinking, "Now what are we supposed to do". I had no idea if we were supposed to feed him, change him, put him to sleep, what?
As much as I thought I knew about babies I really had no idea what I was supposed to do as a mother.
My son, Cody, is now 5 years old and I have another son who is almost 3. Do I know what to do with babies now? Absolutely not. I am still so utterly confused. They surprise me everyday and aggravate me and teach me something new everyday. I couldn't be happier than I am to have my boys in my life.
I cannot wait to see what Cody is going to do as he gets older, goes to kindergarten next year, starts dating, goes into the world and becomes a man. Those days can take ions to arrive but I will do what I can to make sure the days between now and then are special and remembered for the generations to come.
I love you Cody, with all my heart and only wish the best and most precious things for you. Thank you for choosing to come to my home and allowing me to be your mother. I pray that I am able to live up to your expectations.
Happy 5th Birthday sweetheart!!!


Keri Lee Sereika said...

Awwww what a sweet dedication! And that top photo is just PRECIOUS!! The now and then photos are great!

Lorie said...

What a sweet dedication! I had 2 children by the time I was 24! Happy birthday Cody! Have a fun day!

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